News tagged with reef fishes

Care about coral reefs? Protect the 'lawnmowers'

Coral reefs provide protection for islands, billions of dollars in economic value, and a dazzling array of biodiversity. Keeping reefs healthy is an important job, and one particular group of herbivorous fish and invertebrates ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in Environment
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Coral death stops fish from learning predators

In a world first study researchers have found that coral bleaching and death can have dramatic repercussions for how small reef fish learn about and avoid predators. The new results are published in the journal Proceedings ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Ecology
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The world found Nemo, but can we save him?

We all know the heart-warming tale of Finding Nemo, but clown fish populations on coral reefs have been declining since the film's release, due to the popularity of a 'Nemo' in household aquariums.

dateMay 12, 2016 in Environment
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